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Laïs 2

Other stories are linked to a Laïs: no longer beautiful in old age, she became a pimp (Claudian in Eutropius I 90 ff.; p. 77B) and a drunk. Several Hellenistic epigrams work a literary topos (which may have started earlier; cf. 153), that, now old, she no longer wants to look at herself in a mirror and so dedicates it to Aphrodite (Greek Anth. 6.1 by Plato; and 18, 19, 20 by Julianus; Athenaeus 12.544 and 13.570 ff.; Stewart 1995).